Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.
June 18, 2020
Officers and agencies have to be willing to rethink firearms training to gain the benefits of adding optics to duty handguns.
January 23, 2020
Thoughts on some of the law enforcement news that came across our computers in October.
November 6, 2019
As of Sept. 1, working law enforcement officers in Texas who have heart attacks off duty or on duty will be considered to have had their medical events in the line of duty and be eligible for state and federal line-of-duty benefits.
September 27, 2019
El Paso Mayor Dee Morgan praised the officers for "remarkable police work" that saved lives and for capturing the suspect without firing a shot. In a press conference Saturday evening Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed "incredible gratitude" for law enforcement "minimizing the loss of life by confronting the shooter."
August 5, 2019
Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said the gunman opened fire on four of his officers immediately after they made contact with him on the second floor of the building and the exchange of fire between officers and the suspect was "double-digit minutes" long.
June 3, 2019
Atkinson was brought back to Biloxi Police headquarters by Gulfport Police. As he was taken out of the back of a patrol car by two officers, Atkinson smiled broadly.
May 7, 2019
Deputy Sheriff II Spencer Englett, 29, suffered a "traumatic medical event" during training and collapsed, the sheriff's office said on Facebook.
April 5, 2019
Murdering an officer's reputation is almost as heinous as killing the officer and it needs to have serious repercussions.
July 3, 2018
Deterrence is not just a matter of having sworn officers in the schools; it's having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.
March 1, 2018
Deterrence is not just a matter of having armed personnel or even sworn officers in the schools; it’s having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.
February 23, 2018